November 21, 2001

PDA platform war: Palm vs. Goliath

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Once upon a time, Palm was the only show in town. If you wanted a neat gadget to keep your life together, a Palm handheld was the device to have. Then came Microsoft. These days, two wars are raging in the PDA (personal digital assistant) space: the device war, which is crowded with all sorts of hardware combatants, and the real war -- the platform war -- which pits Palm against Microsoft. Even though the numbers show that Palm is losing ground in the battle for platform market share, the conflict is likely to wear on."
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